Papers of BAS, Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol. 3, No 2, 2016

LAW

PROBLEMS OF A SYSTEMIC CHARACTER IN THE EXECUTION OF THE MUTUAL ASSISTANCE CLAUSE UNDER ART. 42, PARA. 7 OF THE TREATY ON EUROPEAN UNION

Nikolay Marin

Abstract: The subject of this article is the analysis of the provision of Art. 42, para. 7 of TEU (Treaty on European Union) and the disclosure of а part of the existing problems of a systemic character in the execution of this provision. It is stated that once again the European Union has formal cooperation mechanisms with very serious scope and terms, placing solidarity in the centre of political integration on security and defence in the foreground, too. It is inferred that what is needed is a consolidation of efforts of EU partners such as the US, NATO in securing the external EU presence in cooperation with these leading actors in the field of international security.

Keywords: Treaty on European Union, mutual assistance clause, Common Foreign and Security Policy